New IT rules made to empower social media users, India’s response to UN

New Delhi, 20/6 (AO Bureau); India’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations has clarified that the new IT laws have been made to empower ordinary social media users. Also, these rules have been prepared by the government after long deliberations. In fact, after expressing some concerns in a letter from the Human Rights Council, now the answer has been given by the government. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has told through a release that India’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations has responded in this regard.
The Indian government has told the United Nations that the new rules will empower ordinary visitors. The aggrieved person will have an official forum to make a complaint on social media. The new IT rules were formulated after consultations with several stakeholders. The government says that in fact such a law was needed because social media is being used for many wrong reasons, which include things like terrorist activities, obscene content, spreading disharmony in the society.
What did Twitter say in front of the parliamentary committee
Let us tell you that there is a deadlock between the central government and Twitter regarding the new law. Officials of the microblogging site presented their stand on preventing misuse of social media before a parliamentary committee headed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Friday. It has been learned from quoting sources that the parliamentary committee asked the representatives of Twitter whether they follow the laws of India, to which Twitter replied that they follow its policies.
After the meeting, a Twitter spokesperson said, “We appreciate the opportunity to share our views before the Parliamentary Committee. Committee on the important task of protecting citizens’ rights online in line with our principles of transparency, freedom of expression and privacy.” Twitter is ready to work with you.” “We will continue to work with the Indian government as part of our shared commitment to serve and protect the public discourse,” the spokesperson said.

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